Behavioral Health Sibling Support Group

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For siblings of children with developmental disabilities, chronic illness or other special needs, it's important to have an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings in a comforting environment. Research suggests that siblings of children with special needs report increased stress. Siblings can benefit from peer support, along with psychotherapeutic intervention to promote coping.

Our experienced behavioral health team at The Children's Institute is here to help siblings and their families. The Sibling Support Group is intended for cognitively typical 11-14 year olds who are the sibling of a child with a developmental disability or chronic illness.     

The Sibling Support Group will meet weekly for six weeks starting in fall 2018 and will include interactive sessions designed to offer peer support and develop improved coping skills and well-being. 

Schedule
Day: Weekly on Mondays
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill campus)
1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Registration
Please email Becky Keenan and Dr. Rachael Hoffman with your child's name, date of birth, and the best phone number to reach you.

More Information            

Behavioral Health Sibling Support Group One-Sheet Behavioral Health Sibling Support Group One-Sheet (674 KB)


Behavioral Health Sibling Support Group FAQ Behavioral Health Sibling Support Group FAQ (220 KB)



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